Meet our Team

Our dedicated and talented team work together to deliver dentistry to suit whatever your needs.  We pride ourselves on being part of the community fabric of Tredegar and have lots of experience in treating anxious patients.

Our dentists:

Mr Ali Jahanfar
(GDC Number: 72731)

Ali Jahanfar qualified in Gothenburg Sweden in 1996 and started working in Bargoed, Wales. He is very interested in keeping up to date with new techniques by attending courses. Mr Jahanfar is the owner of the practice with his business partner, Regina Appah.

He also works as Clinical Lead for HIW (Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales).

Outside dentistry, Ali enjoys keeping fit, running and is part of a spinning club, going every morning before work.

Miss Regina Appah
(GDC Number: 77557)

Regina Appah qualified in Cardiff in 2000 and following vocational training, worked in various hospital jobs before eventually working in general practice.

In my spare time Regina likes cooking and baking cakes, and spending time with her beautiful little girl.

Miss Angharad Hunt
(GDC Number: 265183)

Angharad Hunt is the newest member to the team qualifying in 2016.  Angharad continues her professional development with the practice and relishes the opportunity to develop with the field of dentistry.

She enjoys keeping active in her spare time which involves going running with her club and climbing.  Angharad also loves making things, including knitting.

Mr David Clason Phillips
(GDC Number: 61459)

After qualifying in 1986 and working in a variety of hospital posts and a busy general practice for 5 years in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, it was my privilege and pleasure to own a Valleys practice for 25 years. Ali and Regina’s fantastic Tredegar practice now gives me the chance to carry on practising good dentistry whilst rebalancing things outside of work.

Now that my rugrats have flown the nest I am keenly learning Welsh, playing my mandolin and frequently jumping in the sea.

Our dentists are supported by:

Sophie Morris
(GDC Number: 281606)

Sophie qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2018, she joined our practice as a Head Dental Nurse in April 2020.

In her spare time Sophie enjoys spending time with her fiance and 2 dogs.  She enjoys going away in her T4 campervan and visiting her family in Spain.

Linda Williams
(GDC Number: 162825)

Linda is a qualified dental nurse with over 35 years of experience to bring to the practice.

In her spare time Linda likes reading, swimming and making greeting cards for friends and family.

Amanda Jones
(GDC Number: 276589)

Amanda joined our practice in April 2013 with Deborah as a receptionist.  She has now become fully qualified dental nurse, but also still works on reception when required.

Amanda’s interests include spending time with her friends and family and being outdoors walking with her dog.

Poppy-Marie Selfe
(GDC Number: 268377)

My name is Poppy-Marie and I was at then Castle Street Dental practice back in 2014 where, I was doing my training as a dental nurse. Then I made the move to work at a practice specialising treating nervous patients. I have now returned back to Tredegar to join the team again after qualifying in 2016.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my partner, spending time with my toddler niece and nephew, going out with friends and baking cakes.  I also volunteer guiding the blind people and I have had training in basic sign language. I love travelling and few years ago I spent three months at a camp in America teaching children playing the piano.

Clare Jones
(GDC Number: 165780)

Clare is a qualified dental nurse who has joined our practice in August 2011 and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.

Her interests include socialising with friends, cooking food and running.  Clare is a keen member of a running club in Tredegar.

Joline Herbert
(GDC Number: 239815)

Joline is an experienced dental nurse who joined the practice in January 2017.

She enjoys playing bingo and watching movies at the cinema, but prefers a good game of darts with her partner and daughter.  Any spare time left she likes to spend relaxing on the sofa watching TV.

Joanne Smith
(GDC Number: 269716)


Joanne qualified as a dental nurse in April 2017. She has always had an interest in dental health, so after completing a degree in law then qualifying and working as a primary school teacher, Joanne decided to make the jump to a new career in dental nursing and hasn’t looked back since.

In her spare time Joanne enjoys spending time with her baby boy and husband, visiting family, reading and cooking.